Agnes Martin

  • Reflections

    I’d like to talk about the perfection underlying life

    when the mind is covered over with perfection

    and the heart is filled with delight

    but I wish not to deny the rest.

    In our minds there is awareness of perfection

    when we look with our eyes we see it,

    and how it function s is mysterious to us and unavailable.

    When we live our lives it’s something like a race

    —our minds become concerned and covered over

    and we get depressed and have to get away for

    a holiday.

    And then sometimes there are moments of perfection

    and in these moments we wonder why we ever

    thought life was difficult.

    We think